Monday, December 3, 2012
Pope legislates that Catholic charities act in accord with Catholic principles
Christine over at A Catholic View has the story. Pope Benedict XVI has issued formal legislation requiring Catholic charities to follow Catholic teaching in carrying out their missions. This is a major step forward -- although as is often the case the challenge will be in getting the pope's order enforced by the bishops. But the pope's action sends a strong signal that Catholic social service agencies, ministries and apostolates must conform to the Catholic faith. It is a sign of the times we live in that such an order had to promulgated at all.